Little Bean Baby Photography

How I came to be a newborn photographer


I have always been a bit of an artist on the quiet and for as long as  I can remember have loved nothing more than making, drawing, sewing and generally creating things.


My mother tells me that when I was about 3, I proudly presented her with my newest creation announcing that it was a camera. It would seem that even at that tender age I unwittingly had aspirations to be a photographer!


Fast forward 30 years, three sons, a career in Legal Accounting, another period training and working as an Early Years Practitioner and a new husband who happened to be a photographer, it was only a matter of time before I picked up a camera.


I loved making pictures and many years earlier had enjoyed taking pictures of my boys whilst they were young and uninhibited. It was such a joy to be behind the camera lens again and I soon realised a hunger to know more and learn more about the art of drawing with light . . . Photography.


In 2009 I made the life changing decision to become a full time student of photography, graduating three years later with a First Class Bachelors degree.


Over the years I have photographed countless weddings and commercial projects. The one enduring subject matter however that has constantly pulled me back is babies and so I embarked on a programme of specialist training with one of the UK's most renowned newborn photographers, trainers and mentors.


I am proud to be part of a select group of specialist Newborn photographers, practising the length and breadth of  the UK, who meet regularly to exchange ideas and hold training workshops.


My husband and I own Kismet Photography and Print and as I was photographing more and more babies, I decided to give a separate name to this side of the business. In early 2016 Little Bean Baby Photography was born.


What is my ethos around newborn photography.


I see it as an absolute privilege to be trusted to photograph a newborn baby. This tiny little treasure is priceless, fragile and so very vulnerable. It is my responsibility to carefully and tenderly handle every baby with the utmost respect for his well being, safety and comfort and I never place baby into a position that isn't comfortable or safe.


My aim is to produce a beautiful collection of timeless images that capture the fragility, perfection, expressions and essence of a newborn. Although I do use props, most of my images are without them as I like to make the majority of your photographs about your baby, not about baskets, buckets and bowls.


If you are interested in having a bespoke fine art photography session using a particular prop please ask as this is not included in my standard newborn art sessions.


At Little Bean Baby Photography I want to capture those early fleeting days that pass in the blink of an eye and produce for you timeless newborn art.